In-person worship at 11am on Sundays.
Pastor Tom will continue to post a pre-recorded sermon every Sunday morning on Facebook & YouTube. Watch your email for direct links to our on-line worship.
My how a year has flown by – it doesn’t seem possible!! As Roger and I say goodbye, we want to thank you for welcoming us to Scottsville UMC.  It has been a blessing and privilege to serve as your pastors. We have enjoyed getting to know you – sharing in the struggles and the joys. Thank you for your kind words, gentle spirits and excellent question! Our thoughts and prayers are with Scottsville UMC and Pastor Laura as you begin a new season together.  
Dear Mount Zion and Scottsville Families:
When we first started working together in November 2019, we only expected to be together for six months. To say the least, none of us expected our time together to work out quite the way that it has. It’s hard to believe that twenty months have passed by so quickly.
I firmly believe, however, that God has a way of taking our unexpected circumstances and using them for good. I have grown so much from our time together. I will always cherish the memories of worshiping with you—pre-pandemic, post-pandemic, and in between. The cold mornings of Drive-in Worship at Mount Zion, the rain-soaked Christmas Eve service at Scottsville, the opportunity to work with Mary Curtis Ott, Bruce Lugn, Alessandra Cortez De Bosis, Carol, and Liz (and sometimes others) to record music for our worship services, learning to worship together online. Working together to determine when it would be safe to gather together again in person. And the joy of working with Debbie and Roger Powell in ministering to you.
I will cherish forever the sights, sounds, hugs, and expressions of love that you have extended to Carol and me. Thank you!
Last week, we talked about the difference between “cherishing” and “clinging,” -as described in the book After the Boxes Are Unpacked. We can cherish the memories of the past, but if we cling to them, we risk losing the joy of the present moment. As much as we all will cherish the memories of yesterday, today is a new day. We have a “New Now” in which to live, love and serve.
It will be so important—both for you and for Pastor Laura—that you embrace the New Now and embrace Pastor Laura as your Pastor. In our United Methodist Church, moving and retiring pastors as well as the congregations they serve are reminded that they need to let go. That means that you will need to look to Pastor Laura for your pastoral care needs. This does not mean that our love has ended. Letting go is another way of loving—a way of placing you in the love and care of the new pastor who has been called to serve you in the New Now. 
It is important also for Carol and me to embrace our New Now. We will be dividing our time once again between our home in Midlothian and our retirement cottage in Lakeside, Ohio. I plan to continue offering a specialized ministry of one-on-one spiritual guidance and direction—both in our summer home at Lakeside, Ohio and in our winter home in Midlothian. I hope to resume work on my blog (you should still be able to find me at Carol and I will continue to spoil our grandchildren when we get the chance!
Thank you, Mount Zion and Scottsville. As you live in the New Now, I hope you will remember to cherish your identity as Children of God. Go in peace!
Pastor Tom & Carol Frost
The Upper Room

now available for pick up
In the narthex
on the way out to the
parking lot.
Upcoming Parsonage Workday
Saturday, June 26th
at 9am

We will be doing "light housecleaning" inside and last minute outside things like
weed-eating & mowing.
Please contact David or Ann if you are able to help.
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Sunday, July 4th
Following worship
We will have a
welcome reception for
Pastor Laura Stratton
and her family.

We hope to see you all there!
Parade Parking Available
The parade will be held Sat. July 3rd
beginning at 9am.
Please contact Staci to reserve your spot for $10.00 each. 24 spots currently available.
You may drop off your payment and pick up your parking pass in the office. Payment may also be put in the offering box in the narthex.

Listening Sessions with
Pastor Laura
Starting in July, Pastor Laura
will be hosting a series of
“listening sessions”
for our congregation.
 These sessions will give everyone an opportunity to answer the following questions:
  1. What is the one thing that I, as the new Pastor, need to know about this congregation?
  2. What is one way that we are going to reach new people in this area?
  3. What is one dream that you have for our church?
The sessions will be held in the Fellowship Hall on the following dates:
               Tuesday, July 13 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
               Thursday, July 15 – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
               Wednesday, July 21 – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
               Tuesday, July 27 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Signup sheets are in the Narthex
Week of June 27th
  • Marcia Warring: Marcia, Bob Warring's mom, is recovering from partial hip replacement surgery on Friday, June 18th.
Week of June 20th
  • Ellen Pitts: Ellen is scheduled to undergo surgery on July 9th to remove a tumor from her lower back.
  • John Smith: John has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
  • Roger Breeden: Roger had eye surgery this past Thursday, June 18th and is recovering at home for 2 weeks.
  • Bobbie Pugh: Bobbie, Randy Haney's sister, has been moved to a rehab center in Charlottesville to recover after receiving a pace maker.
Week of June 11th
  • We rejoice with Tom & Carol Frost as they celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 12th.
  • Prayers for safe travels for Ann and Jack Hamner's granddaughter, Addie and her aunt Kirsty. They are leaving this Friday for a wonderful 12-day trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Week of June 6th
  • Prayers for the upcoming BLAST event: May it be successful in bringing the joy of the Lord to the children & families of our community
Week of May 30th
  • Trudy Kelpper: Lora Hooper's sister, passed away early Wednesday morning after a long struggle with COPD.
  • Randy Gottesleben: Randy is Lora Hooper's brother, had surgery on Thursday.
  • Carol Frost: Carol will be having eye surgery on June 3rd
  • Michelle Handy: Michelle lost her brother in April and her mother passed away on Saturday, May 22nd. (Michelle works with Staci and Hope Beyond the Bars finding housing upon re-entry)
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Tillie Adcock
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Bob Srigley, friend of Ginny Haney
  • Eileen Pilar, friend of the Hamners, battling cancer
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry participants & volunteers
Our Shut-Ins
  • Margaret Hughes
  • Mary O'Connell
  • Ruby Willis
  • Agnes Johnson
Additional Requests
  • The Rev. Laura Stratton, the new pastor to be appointed to serve the Southern Albemarle Charge.
  • The healing of our nation, physically, socially & spiritually.
  • All afflicted by COVID-19
  • All scientists, medical staff, and researchers who are working to stop this pandemic.
  • Those who are recovering at home and their caregivers.
Reveille's Youth Choir presents Godspell JR.
Streamed Online June 25, 26, and 27
Since late January, several members of Reveille’s Youth Choir and music leadership have been hard at work preparing for a very unique outdoor production of Godspell JR. These remarkable youth learned a significant portion of the musical during Zoom-based rehearsals in the early stages of the process, and then began outdoor rehearsals in mid-March that included masking and social distancing. We hope that you will make plans to watch this amazing production. The remarkable level of singing, acting, and dancing that you experience will truly be a testament to the resilience of our youth, and the unforgettable message of this Broadway musical, regardless of format.
Purchase your tickets to this professionally filmed production of Godspell JR. The performance will be streamed online by ShowTix and will only be available for viewing the following days and times:
Friday, June 25 (7:00 and 9:00 pm)
Saturday, June 26 (2:00 and 7:00 pm)
Sunday, June 27 (2:00 and 7:00 pm)
A ticket to watch the stream is just $5 per device. Purchase your tickets now
To learn more about the production, visit
Rachel Sanders
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Monthly Administrative Council Meeting minutes will now be made available through
our weekly Colonnade. Click the link at the bottom to read or print a PDF copy of the
most recent minutes available.